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Lunch and Learn events at state Capitol raise questions

...resources are used, there has to be a legislative purpose and there cannot be a private benefit, Anderson said. But the ethics law doesn't define legislative purpose.Rep. Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage, and chair of the House Rules Committee...
Alaskans may be booted from crucial halibut vote

...Counsels, Lauren Smoker and John Lepore, in consultation with the Department of Commerce Office of the General Counsel, Ethics Law and Programs Division.Kinneen was recused from the June meeting based on the fishing interests employer, the Norton...
Outside Editorial: Put more sunshine into U.S. Senate campaigns

...85.He served this state well from 1971 to 1979. One of his key achievements was being the architect of the strong ethics laws that passed with voter approval of the Sunshine Amendment to Florida's Constitution.The 1976 law requires all public...
Watergate's twisted legacy

...Nixon himself probably said it best a month before his death: "Politics is a dirty business, regardless of how many ethics laws are passed. Nobody really learns anything from politics. Nobody really learns from others' mistakes." Which is...
GOP committee, governor take a stand for Ruedrich

...Ruedrich, despite questions about whether he violated state ethics laws. The attorney general's office earlier this month said it found probable cause to believe Ruedrich violated ethics law by doing party work while working last year at the state...
GOP chair's support not surprising party chairman Randy Ruedrich is entirely fitting. It is clear to everyone that Mr. Ruedrich violated state ethics law and it is becoming increasingly clear that many high-level Alaskan Republicans routinely violate ethics standards and...
Ruedrich, state settle over ethics charges

The state has reached a settlement with GOP Chairman Randy Ruedrich on charges that he violated state ethics law while working as a member of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Ruedrich admitted to three violations of the state...
Lodge fire shines light on Renkes, lobbyist partnership

...situation," Kito said. Renkes already had filed a financial disclosure statement about the lodge with state officials. Ethics law specialists in the state Department of Law looked over and approved the arrangement. Renkes said the lodge was a place...
Parties trade complaints about campaign infractions

...Meanwhile, in a separate issue, Alaska Democratic Party officials on Thursday accused GOP lawmakers of violating state ethics laws that bar politicking on the state's expense. Republican Party Chairman Randy Ruedrich filed a complaint on Wednesday...
State to review governor's jet use during campaign

...balance Perez, DeYoung and Jones described but that he wants to be assured it meets the letter of both election and ethics laws. The commission voted unanimously to send the questions back to its staff and attorneys for more review at its next...


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